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Notices for Sunday 23rd July 2017

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Notices for Sunday 23rd July

9.30am MORNING WORSHIP & BAPTISM: A warm welcome to our service this morning led by John and our Curate Rich. John talks to us about Psalm 103 v1-13 & John 2:1-11 Jesus changes water into wine. We especially welcome Edward and Lucie who bring Merryn to be baptised.

6.30pm HOLY COMMUNION: Welcome to our service this evening led by Rich and Jan talks to us about Hosea 5:1-7.

BIBLE IN 60 MINUTES – TODAY, the morning service at St John’s will have a different feeling.  Firstly, we’ll start with sung worship at 10:45am, but then Rich will lead a session entitled “From Genesis to Revelation – The Bible in 60 minutes”.  It’s a whistle-stop tour through the story of scripture, which should be of interest to all Christians, new and old.

ACTIVITY DAYS: Still a few places left on Thursday and Friday….take a look on www.stjohnsmuxton.org.uk then follow the St John’s link or pick up a leaflet in church …. Our theme is ‘A Knight’s Quest – the Return of the King’ 25th/26th July or 27th/28th July 10-3pm for school years R-6.

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED GETTING CONFIRMED? Confirmation is a stepping stone on the journey of Christian faith – a chance to claim faith in God for yourself publicly and marking your intention to be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.  We have provisionally booked a Confirmation Service at St John’s on Sunday 1st October.  If you are interested and want to find out more, please speak to Rich.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Ride and Stride Saturday 9th September, Gravetalk Thursday 14th September at St Michael’s, Joint All Age Harvest Service on 17th September at St Michael’s (No 11am service at St John’s), Ladies Breakfast Saturday 23rd September at St Michael’s,  Parenting Course beginning Thursday 21st September at St John’s, CAP Money Course –  beginning Saturday 30th September at St John’s, and … BRYN HAWORTH IN       CONCERT: Bryn is an acclaimed slide guitarist and singer songwriter who has been delighting audiences with his own unique brand of rock, country and gospel blues for over 35 years.  He will be performing at St Michael’s on Saturday 14th October 7.30pm.  Tickets are £7 available from Angie Vann 606008 or Lesley 670033.

Monday 24th July 9.15am  Morning Prayer in Church

Thursday 27th July 7.30-8am Early Morning Prayers at St Michael’s

GOOD MORNING SUNDAY at St John’s. Breakfast from 8.15-9.15am, the Sunday papers, conversation, prayer and reflection. (Not on the 5th Sunday).

WORSHIP, LUNCH & MUSIC takes place on the First Thursday of most months beginning with a service of Communion at noon followed by lunch and a recital.  No service in August

A MEN’S BREAKFAST takes place on the second Saturday of each month 8.30am at The Whitehouse Hotel in Muxton.  Please let Simon T, Matthew or Lesley know you are coming.

You are invited to St Michael’s to  POP IN FOR COFFEE on the third   Thursday of each month between 10am-12noon all very welcome

PRAYERS FOR CAP: We continue to run a prayer time for the CAP Debt    Centre on 3rd Tuesday of each month at St John’s 9am in the Acorn Room.

FORGET ME NOT FILMS: Do you like watching old musicals while enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of cake?  If so, join us usually on the 4th Thursday of

each month from 9.30am – 12noon.                 No Film in August


Sidesperson: 9.30am Anthony Warner and 6.30pm Jean Millward

Coffee: Paul & Julie Clayton


Sidesperson: 9.30am Fran Taylor and 6.30pm Mike Harris

Coffee: Dave & Sue Richards

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR: Normal Office hours Monday and Friday

9.00am – 3.00pm and Tuesday 9.00am – 1.00pm.

Email:  admin@stjohnsmuxton.org.uk   Web: www.stjohnsmuxton.org.uk

RICH’S DAY OFF is usually WEDNESDAY  Email: revrichcresswell@gmail.com




Psalm 103:1-13  Of David

Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits –
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
the Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbour his anger for ever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;


John 2:1-11

Jesus changes water into wine

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’

‘Woman, why do you involve me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not yet come.’

His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from eighty to a hundred and twenty litres.

Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim.

Then he told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’

They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realise where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.’

11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.